Philip waged war against Byzantionleaving Alexander in charge as regent and heir apparent. Alexander responded quickly, driving them from their territory. He colonized it with Greeks, and founded a city named Alexandropolis. Campaigning against the Greek city of PerinthusAlexander is reported to have saved his father's life.
Visit Website Alexander was just 16 when Philip went to battle the Byzantiums and left him in charge of Macedonia. Alexander put his vigor and bravery on display, and his cavalry decimated the Band of Thebes. Alexander Becomes King In B. Just 20 years old, Alexander claimed the Macedonian throne and killed his rivals before they could challenge his sovereignty.
He also quashed rebellions for independence in northern Greece.
Alexander appointed the general Antipater as regent and headed for Persia with his army. They crossed the Hellespont, a narrow strait between the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, and faced Persian and Greek forces at the Granicus river; victory went to Alexander and the Macedonians.
Alexander then headed south and easily took the city of Sardes. But his army encountered resistance in the cities of Miletus, Mylasa and Halicarnassus.
Under siege yet not beaten, Halicarnassus held out long enough for King Darius III, the newest Persian king, to amass a substantial army. Gordian Knot From Halicanassus, Alexander headed north to Gordium, home of the fabled Gordian knota group of tightly-entwined knots yoked to an ancient wagon.
Legend had it whoever unwound the knot would conquer all of Asia. As the story goes, Alexander took on the challenge but was unable to unravel the knot by hand.
He took another approach and sliced through the knot with his sword, claiming triumph. Battle of Issus In B. As it became clear Alexander would win the battle, Darius fled with what remained of his troops, leaving his wife and family behind.
His mother, Sisygambis, was so upset she disowned him and adopted Alexander as her son. By now it was clear that Alexander was a shrewd, ruthless and brilliant military leader—in fact, he never lost a battle in his life.
He rejected a plea from Darius for peace and took the towns of Byblos and Sidon. He then laid siege to the heavily-fortified island of Tyre in January B. But Alexander had no navy to speak of and Tyre was surrounded by water.
Alexander instructed his men to build a causeway to reach Tyre. All went well until they came within striking distance of the Tyrians.Alexander III of Macedon (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Γ΄ ὁ Μακεδών; 20/21 July BC – 10/11 June BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, translit.
Aléxandros ho Mégas, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead initiativeblog.com was born in Pella in BC and succeeded his father Philip. Alexander the Great's accomplishments and legacy have been depicted in many cultures.
Alexander has figured in both high and popular culture beginning in his own era to the present day. The Alexander Romance, in particular, has had a significant impact on portrayals of Alexander in later cultures.
Alexander the Great was a king of Macedonia who conquered an empire that stretched from the Balkans to modern-day Pakistan. Alexander was the son of Philip II and Olympias (one of Philip's seven.
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